Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
A Summer Dagger?
I purchased this knife more as a novelty, just to own a piece of knife history, the Besh Wedge Technology. When Brent Beshara first introduced the Besh Wedge concept it caused quite a stir in the blade community, and for good reason. The Besh Wedge concept, where two diagonally-opposed bevels converge to form a third cutting edge, was a totally new concept in blade design. It creates a thicker, less prone to breakage, point. It is fun to contemplate the Besh Wedge, like looking at an M.C. Escher drawing of stairways converging into ceiling and walls. That said, it is hard to figure out what this Boker Plus Besh Wedge Neck Knife is trying to be. Although it looks dagger-like, its dimensions are too small to meet the standards set forth by Fairbairn-Sykes, Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knives (approx 6.5” minimum blade length to get through heavy clothing). And, yes I read the description and knew it was 4.25”. Did Boker read the description of a Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife? I see there are many of these, ‘wanna be a dagger when I grow up,’ knives on the market, for what purpose I know not. Perhaps they are, ‘summer daggers,’ for when bad guys are wearing swim trunks and Hawaiian shirts. This seems more like a Fairbairn-Sykes miniature salesman’s sample. If you are looking for more practical Besh Wedge knives, TOPS G2G, or Blackhawks XSF-1 Dagger are better examples of the Besh Wedge. I believe the ultimate usage of the Besh Wedge has yet to be developed. Its main advantage is a point less prone to breakage. This may make the Besh Wedge ideally suited to breaching/extraction/rescue applications in the penetration of steel/wood/glass/concrete of various forms. Nice price for 440C. I would gladly pay 3Xs as much for a Boker Plus Besh Wedge twice the size, in 440C. came dull, especially the point. All said and done, I am well satisfied with my $30 Boker Plus Besh Wedge. I can sit and stare at it and dream of shield tearing Besh Wedge Rondels, molar jarring Besh Wedge sword crushers, bolt breaching Besh Wedge pry bars, and of post crushing Besh Wedge rescue cleavers, that have yet to be designed.